A Deeper Look Into This Tarot Card

The Magician

The Magician tarot card is often associated with new beginnings, creativity, and manifestation. The figure depicted on the card is typically a powerful individual who holds the tools of the trade in their hands, such as a wand or a cup. This symbolizes their mastery over the elements and their ability to bring ideas into reality. The Magician is often seen as a master of illusion and trickery, able to manipulate and control situations to their advantage.

In a more spiritual sense, the Magician represents the power of intention and the importance of focusing one’s thoughts and energy towards a specific goal. The card reminds us that we have the power to create our own reality and that we should use this power wisely. This card encourages us to take control of our lives and to use our talents and abilities to bring our desires into reality. The Magician is also associated with the element of air, which is associated with communication and the power of words.

In a reading, the Magician card can indicate that a new opportunity is on the horizon and that the individual should use their talents and abilities to seize it. The card can also suggest that the individual has the power to manifest their desires and that they should trust in their own abilities. When the Magician card appears in a reading, it can also indicate that the individual is in a position to influence or control others and that they should be mindful of how they use their power. The Magician card is a powerful reminder that we are the creators of our own destiny and that we have the power to shape our lives as we see fit.

Historical Reference

Go back in time to what the creators of the deck had to say about it.

A youthful figure in the robe of a magician, having the countenance of divine Apollo, with smile of confidence and shining eyes. Above his head is the mysterious sign of the Holy Spirit, the sign of life, like an endless cord, forming the figure 8 in a horizontal position {infinity symbol}. About his waist is a serpent-cincture, the serpent appearing to devour its own tail. This is familiar to most as a conventional symbol of eternity, but here it indicates more especially the eternity of attainment in the spirit. In the Magician’s right hand is a wand raised towards heaven, while the left hand is pointing to the earth. This dual sign is known in very high grades of the Instituted Mysteries; it shews the descent of grace, virtue and light, drawn from things above and derived to things below. The suggestion throughout is therefore the possession and communication of the Powers and Gifts of the Spirit. On the table in front of the Magician are the symbols of the four Tarot suits, signifying the elements of natural life, which lie like counters before the adept, and he adapts them as he wills. Beneath are roses and lilies, the flos campi and lilium convallium, changed into garden flowers, to shew the culture of aspiration. This card signifies the divine motive in man, reflecting God, the will in the liberation of its union with that which is above. It is also the unity of individual being on all planes, and in a very high sense it is thought, in the fixation thereof. With further reference to what I have called the sign of life and its connexion with the number 8, it may be remembered that Christian Gnosticism speaks of rebirth in Christ as a change “unto the Ogdoad.” The mystic number is termed Jerusalem above, the Land flowing with Milk and Honey, the Holy Spirit and the Land of the Lord. According to Martinism, 8 is the number of Christ.

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